Grand Traverse Audubon Club

Pesticides and Peregrine Falcons

Grand Traverse Audubon Club

February 18, 2008

Natural Resources Commission

Attn:  Theresa Gloden

Department of Natural Resources
Executive Division
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI  48909

Dear Natural Resources Commission:

The board of the Grand Traverse Audubon Club supports the position of the Michigan Audubon Society regarding the changes in Amendment # 3 of 2008 to the Wildlife Conservation Order as presented by the Department of Natural Resources.

We feel that anytime a restricted use pesticide is used to control feral pigeons there is a risk of direct ingestion by peregrine falcons and other birds of prey. By requiring applicators to apply for a permit, we trust the MDNR will perform due diligence in making sure that no peregrine falcons or other raptors nest or reside in the area being treated.


Elise Brooks                                               Cindee Dubey
MAS Representative                                    President
Grand Traverse Audubon Club                Grand Traverse Audubon Club

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